Tooth decay is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth. It can be a problem for children, teens and adults. Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel.  There are five stages of tooth decay.…

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Ever finished a drink and noticed that your teeth feel grimy? Or filmy? Or clean? Everything you drink has the potential to impact your teeth — and you want to protect your smile from unsightly discoloration and deeper problems like erosion and decay.  Here are the Six Worst Drinks for Your Teeth 1) Kombucha and…

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Periodontal diseases are conditions that affect the gums, jawbone, connective tissues and ligaments in the mouth.  These conditions affect many people.  About 90% of the population suffers from gingivitis or inflammation of the gums. Gingivitis can turn into periodontitis.  It is a chronic inflammatory disease that may lead to destruction of the teeth and supporting…

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Have you recently been diagnosed with Periodontal Disease and asking now what do I do?  Well, rest assure there are many treatment options available. First just so you know, periodontists are dentistry’s ​experts in treating periodontal disease. They receive up to three additional years of specialized training in periodontal disease treatment in both non-surgical treatments…

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It may be April Fool’s Day, but there is no joking about Oral Cancer, also known as America’s Silent Killer.  April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.  Almost 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or throat cancer this year.  The 5-year survival rate of those diagnosed is only slightly more than 64%.  Fortunately, when oral…

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Stress is causing a spike in chipped and cracked teeth More than 70% of dentists reported an increase of patients with teeth grinding and clenching problems this past year, according to an ADA survey.  While 63% reported an increase in chipped and cracked teeth, and 62% reported an increase in temporomandibular joint disorder in the study released…

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In the early 1800s, toothpaste was made of chalk and soap. It’s come a long way since then. Many toothpastes today contain ingredients like fluoride, mild abrasives, sudsing detergents, thickening agents, and flavorings. With so many toothpastes available in so many price ranges, it can be difficult to be sure you are selecting the right…

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There is no need for you to panic if you lose a tooth.  We have state-of-the art dental implants available that will look exactly like your missing tooth.  Most people tend to go with dentures when it comes to getting artificial teeth.  So why should you opt for dental implants?  Here are three reasons. 1.…

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What does heart health have to do with oral health? Evidence suggests… a lot! Science has found two very distinct links between a person’s oral health and heart health. Signs of heart disease may be noticeable in a person’s gum tissue, and someone with gum disease has a higher risk of developing heart disease. Heart…

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